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Irfan Breaks Teluk Batik Surf

Posted by Hisham
Tuesday 02 January 2007 at 5:34 pm.
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Tuesday morning Tok Irfan took us all to Teluk Batik, my old beach stomping ground, for a picnic. Naturally like all my old stomping grounds it doesn't look a bit like what it used to when the old crew combed the beach for nothing in particular, swimming among the jellyfish spawn and getting painfully sunburned. No more easy access with the car to the edge of the sand. No more wide grassy area just short of the beach. No more walks through the wilderness to the neighbouring Teluk Rubiah (now a golf course instead of a desolate beach).

Upon holing up, Irfan immediately went for the water with me in tow, although he was reluctant to jump in immediately. But I held his hand and he waded in cautiously, giggling each time the waves hit him. He didn't complain at all when I took him out where his legs couldn't touch the sand. After that he pretty much just stayed at the shoreline, playing some sort of game with the crashing surf either jumping over it or fleeing away when it approaches.

Once in a while, Irfan got thirsty.

Drinker of Soya Bean

He had no fear of the sea.

Bobbing heads in the sea

Though he liked the land more, it seemed.

Finally! Dry land!

Meanwhile, the custodian of the pickenick basket watches over the food.

Opah guards the picnic site

In the end we had to persuade Irfan to wash himself at the public bath before we went home.

Done, but not ready to go home

four comments

Chris C

Happy new year to u and family Hish….good to see u all having fun at TB.

Chris C - 05-01-’07 01:00

there is something scary in the public bath!!!

Lil (Email ) (URL) - 05-01-’07 01:35

Chris – (no relation to Chris Curtis, btw) Great to have you here. I was really sad to see TB all modernized, but badly maintained.

Lil – It’s the prospect of going home and leaving, I would guess.

Hisham (Email ) (URL) - 05-01-’07 01:46

oooh looks like fun! although TB is not what it once was, i’m sure irfan had tons of fun. :D

sila - 05-01-’07 06:40

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